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I was able to do some coaching this week with a 8 year old boy shooting distance with a Savage 6.5-284 Rifle (factory 9T barrel), 3-12 Huskemaw scope, and MAC brake.
Chuck McIntosh was helping coach some as well.
We ended up the day with the young man making multiple connections at 1440 yards.
Very proud of this young man. He also fired a suppressed 300 RUM and made a first shot connection (He only fired the rifle one time) at 500 yards on a 5" square target.
The pics shows him shooting a 6mm Creedmoor and the 300 RUM he shot.



The next day I brought a couple of SP's for him to play with.
284 Win rear grip XP-100 (168 SMK's), McRee Chassis, at 850 yards.  He went to 850 after he got bored with 10" targets at 400 and 500 yards.
We ended up having switchy winds, which made things more difficult, but still fun.



And at 750 yards with the 6.5-284 bench pistol.


Can't wait to see how this young man develops as a shooter.
It was a real pleasure coaching him.
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Wow!
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That is great.... He will be "hooked" for life now.
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Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

Wow!


That's an understatement!
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Good for you both! 
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Fantastic!
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This young man has been helped by the industry to make this dream come true.
I am very appreciative of everyone who has participated.
Here is the picture of his/his dad's rifle that we took out to 1440 yards.

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I feel helpless! That is fantastic.
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After he did this shooting the buttstock has been chopped to fit him and the trigger pull is MUCH better, thanks to MAC's Gunworks.
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Nice.
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Received this in the mail yesterday.
It is precious and I will cherish it.
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That is a letter that should be framed.  Great stuff, Ernie… but that is pretty common with you.  
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I know some of the folks in the industry that deserve a "Thank You & Job Well Done!" for making this possible.
Savage Arms/The Rifle
Best of The West/Huskemaw Scope
Mac's Gunworks/ Muzzle Brake, Load Development and Loading all of the ammunition. They have also (while the boy and his dad were there), chopped the stock and reworked the trigger. Chuck also began walking both of them through how to load and let Collin participate (supervised) in certain aspects of the process.
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Now thats how you grow them!!! Excellent  Excellent  Excellent
 
 
And another life long shooter joins the ranks!!!
 
Well Done Ernie!  And cudos to all that helped!
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